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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 19, 2014

Lena Anderson

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Lena L. Anderson, 81, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Regency Park. Funeral services 5 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. today, April 17.
Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Beets was a native of Clinton, Tenn., and had lived the past 33 years in Chattanooga. Mr. Beets
Brenda Bost Brenda L. Bost, 67, of East Ridge, was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest
Johnnie V. Templeton DeFriese, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. DeFriese; sons, Jimmy Harris, of Chattanooga, Charles Harris,
Thomas Edward Short, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Kelleys Chapel Cemetery. Visitation after noon today.
Opal L. Gibson, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born April 10, 1926 in Reliance, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Mike and Oma Boring of Cleveland,
Yolanda Faye Golson, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence. She will lie-in-state at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of
Constance Sue Gray, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaught and was also preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Vaught; sisters,
"Buddy" Haile Jr., 82, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born April 27, 1931, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Herbert J. and Mary Aloyse Alsobrook Haile. He was preceded
Gwendolyn Rice Rucks Roebuck, 77, passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Edward Roebuck; sons, Glenn Edward Roebuck Jr. (Eve), Michael Allen Roebuck;

Jim Hoskins

Jim Hoskins died at his home on Wednesday April 16, 2014. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Hoskins, of Nashville. He is survived by his wife of 30

Vera Huckabee

Vera Earline Huckabee, 61, passed away, Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James Huckabee; children, Amanda (Wayne) Huckabee, Bryant, Becky (Corbin) Davis, New Hope, Ala., and
Mary Evelyn Smith Johnson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Everette Warnock
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Lowery, 54, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 16, 2014. Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County. Gene was a true public servant having worked
Richard James McBride, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Richard was a selfless man of vibrant faith who loved and served his family, church and community. Richard retired from the police

Jimmy Parks

Jimmy Lee Parks, 25, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Juanita Pierce

Juanita B. Pierce, 88, of Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. Preceding Juanita in death were her husband, H. Brooke Pierce; and a daughter, Cheryl Ann

Walter Reynolds

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Walter H. "Buddy" Reynolds, 87, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial in Maxwell Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Mildred Williamson, 86, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Survivors, children, Charles Burgess, Gene Gazaway, Terry Gazaway, Johnny Williamson, David Williamson, Ray Williamson, Lucille Grimes, Dorthy Bannister, Betty Jennings, Eulene Baggett, Kathy Craig, Mary

In MemoryLebron Derrick

Missing and loving you. Wife Zarma Z. Derrick, Noble and Rozanne Nichols, Nikia and Tracy Jones, Deak, Dorothy, Adam, Shanice, Chris and Crystal, Tanyia, Cavontae, Destiny, Nicholas, grandchildren and other family and friends.

In MemoryJeffrey Ellis

Seven years have passed and you are loved and missed so much. Love Always, Moma, Daddy, Jenni, Bill, Emily, and Savannah


Preceded in death by: Angel Crystal Evona Purple - Murphy (Daughter); Survived by: James D. Purple, Sr. and Ellen Purple (Adoptive Parents/Grandparents); Jonathon Carlisle Purple (Natural Father); Lynnmarie Couvillon (Natural Mother) Memorial Service:
Its been one year since you left. Imiss you and love you forever. Your wife Mrs. Ethel L. Willingham
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...